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Toshiba BDX2700 Blu-ray player review

Toshiba BDX2700 review

If you were wondering how ‘s mid-range Blu-ray player fared when compared to everything else out there, the guys over at TweakTown have put together a nice review of the device.

Toshiba was once a major player in the two-year long “High Definition Wars”, pitting the HD-DVD format against Blu-ray disc. With fans in each camp, the ultimate fate of HD DVD came about when manufacturers began dropping support for that format and switched over to releasing movies on Blu-ray alone, thus cutting HD-DVD off at the knees. Though the format still lives on today in used movie stores all across the country, Toshiba eventually dropped all support for their competing format and began releasing Blu-ray disc players of its own.

The BDX2700 is a replacement to Toshiba’s first generation Blu-ray player; the BDX2000 (released almost a year ago) and is the current top of the line player (the BDX2500 is a cheaper version which lacks built-in wireless connectivity). The BDX2700 is a “basic” Blu-ray player, which is perfect for those who are upgrading from the straightforward DVD disc players and are confused by the myriad of connectivity options and “apps” that are required for so many consumer electronics these days. Video connections are the typical HDMI, component and composite, while the audio side of things drops the coaxial connection in favor of full analog connectivity (in the event that your sound system doesn’t decode the Blu-ray lossless audio codecs).

Click on over to the site for the full scoop.

Read More | TweakTown

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 21, 2010

Robin HoodHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • American Beauty: Blu-ray
  • Calvin Marshall: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Charade: DVD
  • The Experiment: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Ondine: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Peacemaker: Blu-ray
  • Robin Hood: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Secret in Their Eyes: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Secret of Moonacre: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Stomp the Yard: Homecoming: DVD, Blu-ray
  • (Untitled): DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 14, 2010

Prince of Persia DVDHere are some of the options available today:

  • Delicatessan: Blu-ray
  • Jacob’s Ladder: DVD, Blu-ray
  • James and the Giant Peach: DVD
  • Just Wright: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Letters to Juliet: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring: Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King: Blu-ray
  • The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers: Blu-ray
  • Monster House: Blu-ray 3D
  • My Son, My Son, What Have Ye Done?: DVD
  • Prince of Persia: The Sands of Time: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Seven: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: September 7, 2010

Here are some of the options available this Tuesday:

Killers DD

  • Being Michael Madsen: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas: DVD
  • The Black Dahlia: Blu-ray
  • Forbidden Planet: Blu-ray
  • In Cold Blood: Blu-ray
  • Killers: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Lost in Space: Blu-ray
  • MacGruber: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mars Attacks!: Blu-ray
  • The Player: Blu-ray
  • Stardust: Blu-ray
  • Solitary Man: DVD, Blu-ray
  • That Evening Sun: DVD
  • THX 1138 (Director’s Cut): Blu-ray
  • Tommy: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

Avatar 3D Blu-ray release will be Panasonic exclusive at first

Posted by Andru Edwards Categories: HDTV, Home Entertainment, Movies,

Avatar 3D Panasonic

If you own a 3D HDTV and have been waiting for Avatar 3D to drop on , it looks like you’ll have to wait a bit longer than originally planned if you don’t own a Panasonic Viera model television. The long-awaited title is the first 3D Blu-ray movie that will get serious attention from home theater enthusiasts, and is seemingly a huge opportunity to sell consumers on the technology, so it’s pretty disappointing that Panasonic scored this timed exclusive that will keep Avatar off of the store shelves for a while. The movie will come bundled with select Viera 3D models, but if you already own one, there will be a way for you to get in on it as well. Look for it before the end of 2010.

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This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 31, 2010

Why Did I Get Married Too? DVDHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • 9th Company: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Apache Rifles: DVD
  • Beatdown: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Brainjacked: DVD
  • Carnivorous: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Evil Dead (Limited Edition): Blu-ray
  • Harry Brown: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Marmaduke: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Oss 117: Lost in Rio: DVD
  • Red Riding Trilogy: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Tyler Perry’s Why Did I Get Married Too?: DVD, Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

PS4 won’t be download only; digital future still a decade away

Posted by John Kilhefner Categories: Culture, PlayStation 3, Sony,

PS4Usually around this time in a console’s lifespan we would already be knee deep in talks about the succeeding console, if not already playing it in our homes. However, with the constant updates and improved network capabilities the need for a new console every five years is no longer necessary. Though, Sony’s Kaz Hirai did mutter some words about the eventual Playstation 4 system, stating that a “digital future is over ten years away”, and the PS4 will definitely not be a download only console à la PSP Go. Hirai noted that this is because “we do business in parts of the world where network infrastructure isn’t as robust as one would hope, [and] there’s always going to be a requirement for a business of our size and scope to have a physical medium.”

Read More | Eurogamer

Deal of the Day: 4-week free Blockbuster Online (Blu-ray and games included!)

Blockbuster Total Access 4-week trial

We like today’s because it doesn’t really get much better than free. Today you can get a 4-week free trial to Blockbuster Total Access, the company’s Netflix competitor. What’s cool about this offer is that Blockbuster typically only allows for a 2-week trial, so this one is twice as long. Even better? They are including Blu-ray and video game rentals in the trial as well. So basically you get a free month of DVD, Blu-ray, and video game (Wii, Xbox 360, PS3) rentals by mail, and you get to keep 3 discs out at a time.

Get your free 4-week Blockbuster Total Access trial


This Week on DVD and Blu-ray: August 24, 2010

The Back-Up PlanHere are some of the options available this Tuesday:

  • Abandoned: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Back-Up Plan: DVD, Blu-ray
  • City Island: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Dorian Gray: DVD, Blu-ray
  • George A. Romero’s Survival of the Dead: DVD, Blu-ray
  • The Long Good Friday: Blu-ray
  • Machine Gun McCain: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Mona Lisa: Blu-ray
  • Over the Hedge (Full Screen Edition): DVD
  • Shogun Assassin (30th Anniversary Edition): Blu-ray
  • The Square: DVD, Blu-ray
  • Time Bandits: Blu-ray
  • Withnail and I: Blu-ray

Make sure to also check out the TV-on-DVD options for this week.

Read More | Amazon

VIDEO: New Star Wars Scene Revealed


revealed never-before-seen footage at a Star Wars convention over the weekend. The video was unveiled during a panel interview featuring Comedy Central’s Jon Stewart.

The scene, previously deleted from Return of the Jedi, features iconic Star Wars characters Luke Skywalker and Darth Vader.

This clip is just one of the extras that will become available to fans in 2011. That is when both Star Wars trilogies will be offered together in one Blu-ray box set.

Read More | Perez Hilton

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